– Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn – We review E3 which could either be a dud year or very exciting – There are decent odds that Sony and Nintendo screw up their respective system launches – All the while, Microsoft continues to ring in new system sales.
Nintendo has finally made it official and announced the successor to the Wii; something that the industry analysts have been predicting since 2008. Chris Karpyszyn and I discuss what this means for Nintendo and whether or not they can stop losing market share to the other companies. We also talk about the Playstation Network outage that doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.
Chris and I will be back again on Thursday to discuss this further as more news leaks as well as other items in the world of gaming including Portal 2 and the first month of the Nintendo 3DS. The Weekly Movie Podcast will also be released sometime tomorrow.
These breaking news podcasts are going to be a new feature of the site when major news goes down in the subject areas that are covered in this site (for example, Montreal and Canadian news, film, and gaming). If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, send them to email@example.com. I know there was an issue with my audio side as it sounds more like AM quality than FM quality but I think it’s because I deleted my master by mistake and had to take the audio from the Skype conversation between me and Chris instead.
Here’s the latest Weekly Video Game Podcast. The lists of sales and trailers for the new games will be up later. I’ve got to head out and go from my house which is in the middle of the island of Montreal and go from towards one end of the island and then backtrack toward the other end of the island. It’s going to be a long day but I’ll do what I can when I get back.
Also on the podcast is an interview with Matthew Doucette of Xona Games. If you’re into indie games or downloadable games in general, you need to listen to this podcast. Matthew also talks about their current game, Decimation X as well as their upcoming award-winning game, Duality ZF.
It’s the end of the year of an old year and a beginning of a new one. After getting together with a bunch of gamers (both hardcore and casual), here’s our list for the “Top 10” games of 2009. The list is only in alphabetical order so don’t get feisty because Assassin’s Creed 2 is at the top and Uncharted 2 is at the bottom. The qualifications for a title to be part of this list was that it had to have had sales of at least 250 000 units in the Americas on at least one single system (according to sales website http://vgchartz.com) through Dec. 19, 2008. The reasoning for titles to be excluded under 250k in sales is that even that critics might love a game but if a game isn’t well received by the mass market, then it’s hard to call it a top game (which hurt a lot of Wii games since there were several people who voted for this list who wanted to vote for games like Silent Hill: Scattered Memories and Madworld). This list is about the Top 10 games that everyone enjoyed, not just the critics.
Like the list? Hate it? Leave a comment because no list is perfect and any discussion is welcome.